Senator Magnus Abe, 10 Other PDP Senators Defect To APC

Senator Magnus Abe, 10 Other PDP Senators Defect To APC [SEE Full List]

By Doyin Ajayi | Sub-Editor on January 29, 2014
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Eleven senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), bringing the number of APC senators to 44, according to reports by ThisDay newspapers.

The number is just half of the number of senators that were speculated would be leaving PDP for APC.

Senator Magnus Abe of Rivers State is among the eleven that submitted their letter to Senate President David Mark on Wednesday,  January 29th 2014, asking to defect to the opposition.

PDP, however, maintains its majority in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

See the full list of the defected senators below:

1. Senator Bukola Saraki-Kwara Central
2. Senator Umaru Dahiru-Sokoto South
3. Senator Magnus Ngei Abe -Rivers South-East
4. Senator Wilson Asinobi Ake-Rivers  West
5. Senator Bindawa Muhammed Jibrilla-Adamawa North
6. Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje-Gombe central
7. Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan-Taraba North
8. Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume-Borno South
9. Senator Mohammed Shaba Lafiaji-Kwara North
10. Senator Abdulahi Adamu-Nasarawa West
11. Senator Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir-Sokoto East


  1. Once upon a time this was considered unacceptable and in poor taste to behave in this manner. I remember learning in a secondary school class that moving from one political party to the other was bad and very rare. I have a question, if you were elected under the platform of one party and you are in that office, is it right to still remain in that office when you have changed parties? Should you not resign. I am just asking, can someone answer the question abeg

    • @Micheal. I am replying because you asked for a reply. I don’t know what your secondary school teacher taught or mistaught you and neither do I care less about the morality defence of your argument but I know that the case of Atiku was decided up to the supreme court that nobody can remove an elected officer based on change of party and of-course the constitution also give room for defection if there are factions in a party, so forget about inadequate knowledge of your secondary school head teacher. Thank you

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